Free Express Shipping

0

Your Cart is Empty

Paintings
  • Curator's Picks >

  • All Paintings >

  • E-Gift Cards >

  • Exhibitions
  • Shop Ampilatwatja exhibition

    Current Exhibition

  • Past Exhibitions

  • Subscribe to receive your exclusive preview of exhibitions prior to opening.

    You will be able to view and purchase exhibition artworks before they go live.

  • Subscribe

  • Collections
  • Bush Medicine

  • Esther Haywood

  • Laurie Morton Kngwarreye

  • Fine detailed collection

  • Curator's Picks

  • More curated collections >

  • Artists
  • Explore More Artist Bio's >

  • About the Artists

    Our vibrant and dynamic artists are from the Utopia region; a large remote area of Central Australia which, until recently, had no government funded art centre. As a result of their pioneering efforts, they have one of the strongest and richest art histories.

  • Anwekety (Conkerberry) by Polly Ngale (SOLD)

    150cm x 120cm

    Shop current artworks by Polly Ngale

    Dot work in this painting represents anwekety (conkerberries), it's Dreaming story belonging to Polly's country, Ahalpere.

    The conkerberry (also often called bush plum), is a sweet black berry that only grows on the plant (Carissa lanceolata) for a few weeks of the year. Polly's people would collect plenty of them and store them dry, soaking them in water again before being consumed.

    The plant of the conkerberry is a tangled, spiny shrub that can grow up to 2m high. After rain fragrant white flowers bloom. This plant also bares medicinal properties where the orange inner bark from the roots can be soaked in water and the resultant solution can be used as a medicinal wash. This is particularly favoured for skin and eye conditions.

    Artist:

    Name: Polly Ngale 
    Skin name: Ngale
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Ahalpere
    Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia

    Related Content

    About Anwekety Story

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
    • Background colour: Black
    • Size of painting: 150cm x 120cm
    • Border: Approx 2cm strip of black border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
    • This painting comesunstretched and rolled in a tube.
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.